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SMOKE 2012, Issue 4: The Great Outdoors Beckons (cont.)

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COHIBA SIGLO II
Country:
Cuba
Manufacturer:
Habanos S.A.
Size:
5 x 42
Filler:
Cuba
Binder:
Cuba
Wrapper:
Cuba
Panelist #1 Excellent cigar overall, not much to complain about. Medium- to full bodied cigar with classic flavors.
92 excellent
Panelist #2 First and second halves seemed like two different cigars; it came alive late, which was peculiar. Willing to try more.
87 very good
Panelist #3 A nice little cigar that had a ton of flavor. It paired well with my Bushmills single malt. Another, please!
93 excellent

TORANO SALUTEM ROBUSTO
Country:
Nicaragua
Manufacturer:
Toraņo Family Cigar Company
Size:
5 x 52
Filler:
Cam., DR, Nic
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Panelist #1 Outstanding. Recommended. A box worthy of purchase and ready to smoke now. Loved it!
95 excellent
Panelist #2 This cigar burned great from start to end. Lots of flavor...to many to note. Good looking and a treat to smoke.
93 excellent
Panelist #3 Not nearly as strong as its looks would lead you to believe. A great early day smoke. Quick burn.
89 very good

TRUIMPHANT RECON CAMOUFLAGE TORO
Country:
Nicaragua
Manufacturer:
Recon Cigars
Size:
6 1/2 x 54
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Indonesia
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Panelist #1 I smoked a stick with a Jack and Coke, then another alone without. I was not a big fan of the spicy finish.
80 good
Panelist #2 I'm trying to figure out a utility for having a camo cigar but can't, other than handing it out before snipe hunting.
75 average
Panelist #3 Loved the cigar's flavor despite its firm draw. Camo is intriguing; but it might actually smoke better au naturale.
91 excellent

GRAYCLIFF SILVER 54
Country:
Bahamas
Manufacturer:
Graycliff Cigar Co.
Size:
6 x 54
Filler:
CR, Hon, Phil, Nic
Binder:
Ecuador
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Panelist #1 My favorite of the review package. The traditional look and hints of sweetness won out. I would certainly buy it.
93 excellent
Panelist #2 Appearances can deceive. This cigar didn't appear extraordinary, yet it has a wonderful, subtle flavor. A pleasure!
91 excellent
Panelist #3 This cigar was awesome. I would buy a ton of these cigars for any occasion.
98 superior

CAO CONCERT ROADIE
Country:
Nicaragua
Manufacturer:
General Cigar Co.
Size:
5 1/2 x 54
Filler:
Nic, Hon
Binder:
USA
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Panelist #1 In the realm of medium-bodied smokes, this is a contender. Top-notch construction. Would seek it out.
92 excellent
Panelist #2 Anticipated big flavor and this stick did not disappoint. Follows a great day and a steak dinner nicely.
90 very good
Panelist #3 A lack of pronounced flavors, but its smooth, pleasant draw and the soft mouth feel of the smoke redeem it.
82 good

Made in America

ENTUBAR QUAD MADURO CORONA MACHO
Country:
Nicaragua
Manufacturer:
Berger & Argernti
Size:
4 5/8 x 48
Filler:
Nic, DR
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Nicaragua
Panelist #1 An ok "weekender" cigar but not for special occasions.
85 good
Panelist #2 Overall not a bad cigar. A little light for me but it did smoke very nice.
91 excellent
Panelist #3 The cigar might have been even more enjoyable except for a bit of bitterness on the finish. A good smoke, though.
82 good

ALONSO MENENDEZ CORONA
Country:
Brazil
Manufacturer:
Menendez & Amerino
Size:
6 1/2 x 44
Filler:
Brazil
Binder:
Brazil
Wrapper:
Brazil
Panelist #1 Personally, there was not enough tobacco flavor - I look for power and this cigar did not meet expectations.
85 good
Panelist #2 Again, extremely consistent. I can't wait to find out what brand it is.
94 excellent
Panelist #3 This cigar was just ok for me - complexity was decent and balance was good - I just didn't really like the flavor.
85 good

LA RESOLUCION 5 X 50
Country:
DR
Manufacturer:
Jameson Cigar Company
Size:
5 x 50
Filler:
DR, Nic, USA
Binder:
DR
Wrapper:
DR
Panelist #1 Very rich and satisfying. Not overly powerful. A nice option for a morning smoke with an espresso.
95 excellent
Panelist #2 Nice smoke in a sharp package. Very pleasant. I would definitely share with a friend. Three stars.
92 excellent
Panelist #3 Markedly full flavor with strength to back it up. It's an easy choice for those seeking plenty of spice.
92 excellent

LOOSE CANNON TRIGGER HAPPY ROBUSTO
Country:
DR
Manufacturer:
C&C Cigar Company
Size:
5 x 50
Filler:
DR
Binder:
DR
Wrapper:
DR
Panelist #1 Needs six more months of aging. Might work as the first cigar of the day with a cup of tea.
87 very good
Panelist #2 A fantastic tasting cigar that has real complexity and a smooth, balanced flavor profile. A favorite combination!
91 excellent
Panelist #3 This cigar was very promising at the outset but gradually plateaued. It's a pleasant smoke, but I wanted more.
85 good

CORDOBA & MORALES 19TH HOLE MADURO ROBUSTO
Country:
Nicaragua
Manufacturer:
Cordoba & Morales
Size:
5 x 52
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Panelist #1 Not recommended for the novice smoker. This cigar is a complex, slow burning treat. Pairs well with Scotch.
89 very good
Panelist #2 Samples were consistent. The ash is a light gray. I enjoyed this cigar and would buy a box in a second.
92 excellent
Panelist #3 Tasty cigar with complexity and balance. I liked the spicy leather and the long finish. Enjoyable at any time.
89 very good


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